Michael Franti and Spearhead Live at 8150 on 2002-10-04
2. Soulshine >
3. What Happens Next
4. People In Tha Middle
6. Love Why Did You Have To Go
7. Never Too Late
8. What I Be * >
9. Pray For Grace * #
11. Everyone Deserves Music
12. Yes I Will (funky version) *
Disc #2 (55:00)
1. Every Single Soul * # ^ >
2. //Stay Human *
3. Encore: Radio's Panflute/Beatbox solos >
4. Rock The Nation
6. Bomb The World
Disc #3 (26:17)
1. Sometimes ~ *
SHNs: 881 MB
* Jaque Duskin (Tre' Hardson & the Legend of the Phoenix) - percussion
^ Dionna Nichelle (Tre' Hardson & the Legend of the Phoenix) - vocals
~ Keaton Simons (Tre' Hardson & the Lengend of the Phoenix) - guitar
# Tre' Hardson - vocals
Michael Franti - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Dave Shul - Electric Guitar
Carl Young - Bass
Mannas Itiene - Drums
Bob Crawford - Keyboards *
Radioactive - Human Beat Box
* Bob Crawford fills in for Kevin Choice on this show.
Soundboard Mix by Tige.
This show was taped off the SBD by Dan Kramer (tahoespearit) on his M-1 DAT.
Transferred & SHN'd by Matt Ziegler (firstname.lastname@example.org).
This is a beautiful recording with a few small exceptions:
There is a little bit of static during People In Tha Middle
There is a cut at the head of stay human
Review by Dan Kramer (tahoespearit)
After a wonderful beginners yoga lesson from Racheal, our personal yoga instructor for Colorado, we all felt like a million bucks or in a less material world, we all felt like a beautiful, fully vibrant rainbow. The 8150 club is called that because it stands eight thousand one hundred and fifty feet above sea level. Althought the floors and walls rocked and bounced as much as if it were on sea level it's self. I mean this place made even Portland's Crystal Ballroom feel sterdy and at times it looked like the wall behind the stage was gonna rip right off the 12" beams helping to hold them up! And not to mention they have to hang the DJ turntables from the ceiling so they don't skip every time someone is dancing or jumping around the dancefloor. Radio comes out quickly to introduces the band before diving right into Soulshine which was a great openner and set the standard for the rest of the night. What Happens Next flowed right out of Soulshine and kept the dance pace up for everyone who wasn't still catching thier breath from the openning song. Michael brings up Jaque again to help the out on percussion. People In Tha Middle emerged out of the breif silence as Dave really screamed his solo out from beginning to end. The walls had a short break until the guys started back into the music with Runfayalife. Carl would drop the bass into the Skintight jam as Radio takes the mic device and all of us for a ride on the freestylin' highway. After landing back on earth for a minute, Dave would then start back in with the new tune, Love Why Did You Have To Go. Radio would break it down for a minute and beatbox the bass line while the band layed off for a minute before rocking back into the met and potatoes of the song. Michael asks the monitor guy Casey to fix the wedges in front of Dave as Dr. Shul takes his acoustic axe out for the new fan favorite, Never Too Late. The guys rock the beat out for a second to mess around with Queen's, "We will, we will, rock you" before ending the song. This is such a cool tune and I have high hopes that it will be one of the bigger hits on the new album. One more fast monitor modification and then BAM!, right into the supa funky bass line to, What I Be. This song just sound soo dope right from the beginning as Jaque joined in and Dave added some real phat guitar licks around Bob's new keyboarding chimes. Manas held everyone together as he kept a perfect tempo through the whole song and transition to Pray For Grace. Pray For Grace started abit different then the usual version had been played, everyone stopped playing except for Carl who just splattered the place with the sickist bass line and then after acouple of lines he stops and Manas, Carl and Mike all harmonize the openning words, "Why must I feel like this today". Radio later beatboxes acouple of the bass lines with just Manas and Jaque backing him up. Tre' appears and gets alittle call back thing going with the crowd that fires them up into one huge mass. Radio adds some freestyles to help mix it up and then rocks it dancehall stylie before the band goes back into the original groove. The band starts to jam it out and get into this dubby type flow with Michael adding some Marley lyrics. They jump back into the original groove one more time before ending the song. Everyone Deserves Music developed slowly but took flight by the chorus as Manas really thumps on the toms with an echoing vibration. Pretty solid through out until the end where it seemed to fizzzle out abit. The guys blasted into the very funky version of Yes I Will which has only been played a handful of times before, if that. Dave uses this cool new effect on his guitar for his solo and the Michael calls out for drums and bass. They get the flow going while Dave plays a cool little lick over the groove. Then Michael asks Carl to drop the bass line out for a second as Dave, Manas and Jaque rock it out. They bring it all back together and then end it softly. Just as softly as they end the last song, they gently worked into the begininng of Every Single Soul. Dave takes an impressive solo before Tre' comes out to freestyle and sing for the crowd with some call backs to help involve the crowd. Michael starts singing over Tre' with one of Tre's songs, "She keeps passin' me by" and then comes up with his own verse, "But the sun keeps on shinning on me". Michael finally relizes that he doesn't have the voice for that song and so he calls up Dionna from Tre's band the Legend of the Phoenix to help out on vocals. After rocking that out abit they bump right back into Every Single Soul and then transition it right into Stay Human. A pretty version until Radio starts mentioning that there are alot of freaks in here and then start calling out freaks all over the audience as he turns it into a freestyle. The place starts going crazy and all sorts of freaks start coming up on stage and dancing then diving into the crowd. The band finishes the song as things slowly calm down and the band leaves the stage except for Radio who starts in with his flutes and beatboxing solos along with Metallica and Fugees beatbox covers. Radio gives evryone three big breathes before the band takes the stage again for Rock the Nation. The crowd starts rocking along with the walls and Michael once again brings the tempo up at the end of the song and adds lyrics from the old days of Disposable Heroes Of Hiphoprisy, "California Uber Alles, California ...Uber Alles". Quick water break and a word about our lovely president shrub and the wondeful job he is doing and then Michael plays his guitar into the beginning lines to Bomb The World. Short and to the point with just enough time to rock out Sometimes befroe cerfew. Keaton Simons from Tre' Hardson band sits in on guitar for a sweet solo and then Carl and Dave take over for abit. Once again the crowd gets alittle nutty and starts jumping on stage and diving into the crowd and many girl could be seen riding the shoulders of friends. All in good fun the guys continue on to rock the joint 'till cerfew. Michael signals to carl to start in with the bass line to Marley's "Crazy Baldheads" and the rest of the band joins in as Mike starts to introduce the band. A excellent show with tons of highlights, definitly keep your eyes out for this juicy recording.
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